Bishan exec maisonette sold for $1.08 million despite cooling measures

Bishan exec maisonette sold for $1.08 million despite cooling measures

The auspicious-sounding figure was sealed in a deal in October, according to local media reports.
Read fine print in credit card bills

Read fine print in credit card bills

Such scrutiny may save you from financial heartache. -ST
HDB needs access to fix leaks: Khaw

HDB needs access to fix leaks: Khaw

The Housing Board should be empowered to enter a flat so that repairs for ceiling leaks can be performed more promptly, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said. -My Paper
Sold: 26 Good Class Bungalows. Value: $588m

Sold: 26 Good Class Bungalows. Value: $588m

Demand for this class of home still healthy, with prices holding up. -ST
Uniqlo goes its own way

Uniqlo goes its own way

The term ironically expressed how popular the brand was in Japan, but it has now fallen out of use, suggesting Uniqlo has become a real part of people's lives in this country. -Yomiuri Shinbun/ANN
Chinese tycoon set to build more billions with IPO

Chinese tycoon set to build more billions with IPO

Wang Jianlin has sought to downplay speculation on the link between his success and his government ties. -AFP
Derivatives exchanges prove resistant to regulatory change

Derivatives exchanges prove resistant to regulatory change

Clearinghouses are a critical part of regulators' efforts to fix the financial system after the crisis, and they have grown much larger in recent years. -Reuters
Tesco masterplan? New boss keeps investors and staff guessing

Tesco masterplan? New boss keeps investors and staff guessing

The 49-year-old has promised to give some details on Jan. 8 about the measures he plans to take, but all the contents of his blueprint have not yet even been seen by senior management at the firm. -Reuters
IPO bankers earn a merry Christmas with a bumper year: Data

IPO bankers earn a merry Christmas with a bumper year: Data

Firms flocked to issue shares in 2014 and private equity firms seized the opportunity to sell out of investments, cashing in on renewed confidence in the stock market and investors' hunger for yields at a time of rock-bottom interest rates. -Reuters
Japan Post to go public in September: Report

Japan Post to go public in September: Report

The Japan Post group, now 100 per cent controlled by the government, is expected to announce the IPO plan by the end of December, the Nikkei business daily said. -AFP
Laid-off workers to get cash aid

Laid-off workers to get cash aid

Workers in the private sector who have lost their job as a result of termination will be provided financial assistance while they wait to secure new jobs under the new Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS). -The Star/ANN
Medical tourism booms in S-E Asia

Medical tourism booms in S-E Asia

The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long that they extend to the street outside. -AFP
A friend in need during hard times

A friend in need during hard times

Faced with mounting Western sanctions after the Ukraine crisis, Russia is now looking to the East, and particularly China, for investment to fund Moscow's multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects. -China Daily/ANN
Failure is not an option, it's a must

Failure is not an option, it's a must

Don't over-educate Singapore's younger generation, says author Nassim Taleb, as education is the enemy of entrepreneurship. -BT

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